Imagine. It’s finally Summer 2019.
Not that you need another reason at that time to visit Ontario’s Niagara Region, other than taking in a winery tour or a play at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the Lake, but let me give you one. On June 26 & 27, my colleagues at AGEWORKS are featuring The Art of Ageing Forum hosted by Niagara College, Welland Campus.
Over this two-day public event, a roster of fourteen speakers will present their unique take on issues and initiatives, outlooks and opportunities in the field of ageing and longevity. On day one, the kick off presenter is Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing and among others will follow Barbara Arrowsmith-Young author of The Woman who Changed Her Brain: Unlocking the Extraordinary Potential of the Human Mind.
After the welcoming address on day two, I am honoured and pleased to say that I will be delivering my new presentation Making Sense of a Longevity Economy. Here I will discuss the economic activities, consumer facing and non-consumer facing, generating opportunities to serve an aging 50-plus population, in addition to what more a Longevity Economy will provide in work and career opportunities.
However, I will also make the case that framing this opportunity solely as a Boomers story is a common misconception of a Longevity Economy, considering that as of 2019, a 50-plus consumer market includes Gen-X, and by 2030, it will welcome the first Millennials, who will then be turning 50. Can you imagine how profiling a 50-plus consumer might change by then?
One of the other forum speakers I know well is Pat Spadafora of Kaleidoscope Consulting who is the former Director of the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research.
Rounding out the list at the end of day two is Deirdre Walsh, who will speak on ageing and the Positive Effects of Mindfulness – how to reconnect with yourself in your later life course.
This Art of Ageing Forum is rich with content and is of great value to those who are not as familiar with some of the great work that is taking place in this subject area. Come learn how your later life of your own design, can be a work of art.
For more information on the event visit here at AGEWORKS.